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  1. Things to Do in Asheville – Live Art Demos Every Saturday

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    Things to Do in Asheville - craft demonstrations at mountain made

     “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” ~Plato

    Mountain Made is pleased to offer once again this year, our live art and craft demonstrations.

    Every Saturday from 11-4PM, (during our summer, fall and holiday seasons) we will be hosting a live art demo presented by one of our popular Mountain Made artisans.

    Each demonstration will showcase the artwork from a local WNC artist. During the demonstration, our master artisans are open to answering your questions, and share their love of their particular art or craft.

    Check out videos from our past art demonstrations below:


  2. Handcrafted Copper & Silver Jewelry by Asheville Artist Candy Emerson

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    UPDATE: Candy will be on hand at the gallery on Saturday from 11AM to 4PM to give a live demonstration of her art. We invite you drop by and watch her in action.

    handcrafted silver jewelry

    Handcrafted Precious Metal Jewelry

    Silversmith and jewelry designer Candy Emerson says, “Handcrafting jewelry makes me smile!

    I remember looking at the titles of career self-help books and the message always seemed to be ‘follow your passion, do what you love and determine the color of your parachute’. (more…)

  3. Asheville Fiber Artist Bonnie Lucas – Inside the Artist’s Studio

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    Asheville Fiber Art

    Local fiber artist and award-winning quilter, Bonnie Lucas specializes in creating quilted wall hangings using an ancient Cherokee Indian technique called plant or leaf pounding.

    So how is flower or plant pounding really done?

    Bonnie explains it best…

    ”This is a process of infusing the actual pigment from plants into the fibers of fabric. The basic plant pounding technique is actually a fairly simple one…you take fresh actual flowers, leaves and other natural greenery; even weeds and with a hammer literally pound the plant’s natural dyes and colors into a light-colored fabric backing.”

    Each one of her quilted designs is a truly unique creation formed by the transferred pigments from each type of plant that she uses.

    Bonnie uses watercolor pens to hand trace each design outline and then finishes it off with an overlapping machine stitch technique that applies textures for a more natural and organic feel. (more…)

  4. Oil Paintings by Asheville artist Tebbe Davis

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    UPDATE: Live Art Demo by Tebbe on Saturday, July 22. 2017

    Oil Paintings - Asheville artist Tebbe Davis at Mountain Made gallery

    “Every child is an artist.
    The problem is how to remain
    an artist once we grow up.
    ~Pablo Picasso

    Asheville oil painter Tebbe Davis considers himself to be a modern American anomaly.

    He says, “He is a product of the suburban middle class and yet is a complete aberration of the same.” (more…)

  5. Watercolors by Sharyn Fogel

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    Watercolor Paintings by Sharyn Fogel

    Asheville water-colorist Sharyn Fogel is best known for her original paintings of local landscapes and mountain views done in the en plein air style.

    She says, “I was born in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Eventually I will die here (not anytime soon, I hope.) In the meantime I intend to paint everything about this area that I love.

    That includes mountains, trees, old chairs, white squirrels, barns, houses and anything else that catches my eye.”

    With its emphasis on natural colors and flowing lines, her watercolors have been described as of a subtle kind of three-dimensional impression of our local hills and valleys. (more…)